Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Random stuff

I seem to be juggling many balls this week. Last weekend this guy turned 7!!!

I can't believe my youngest is getting so old, because that means I am getting so old! We decided it would be fun to take the family to the circus on his birthday. Who would have believed the traffic in downtown Atlanta on a Saturday afternoon. CRaZy!!! But the show was really good. I had never been to the circus before, ever. It was great, even if we did buy lots of $12 bags of cotton candy ;)

In other news, I have been busy cleaning out and organizing more stuff for the big move. Today I cleaned the garage in preparation for the biggest yard sale I have ever had. Our house in FL is almost half the size of the house we have now, with no real storage space. It's going to be huge. I'll keep you posted on dates, but it will be sometime mid March.

I'm still working on wedding stuff. I made these gorgeous flower arrangements for the front of the church.

They turned out so nice I can't wait to make myself something like this for my entry.

My week continues to be very exciting. I get to organize kids' clothes tomorrow. I'm so giddy I can hardly wait. Ha!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I can use power tools!

Today I stepped out of my element and installed a clients valances myself! Usually my husband/installer does all the labor for me, but since he is MIA in Jacksonville with his real job, I had to put my big girl pants on and do it myself. It went off without a hitch.

Here is the before

Here is the after

My client didn't like the gathered valances that came with the bedding set. I took them and made these soft cornices. The plaid fabric is ready available, so I did purchase a few yards of that. I'm always amazed at how a little color up on the wall in the form of window treatments can change a room. I'm even more amazed that I pulled off the installation all by my lonesome.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

"I Do" love weddings!

Our pastor and his wife have 4 daughters. The oldest is getting married in May. I offered to help in any way I could and was asked to help with decorating the church and the ceremony flowers. This is what my dining room table will be looking like for the the next few weeks while I try to get everything done. Well it actually looks worse than this right now.

Here is the lovely bride. We we getting the designs finalized for bouquets and boutonnieres
The bride likes things a little out of the ordinary. The boutonnieres are going to be made with buttons. Here is one that I made to make sure the bride liked it.

I am very happy with how it turned out. The buttons all belong to the bride, her mom and her grandmother. These are so cheap to make. I estimate these cost about 50 cents each. Looking online, boutonnieres cost about $12 each, so I think this is a big money saver since we need about about 22 of them.
She has also chosen an unusual flower for a wedding, the magnolia. We just wanted small bouquets for the bridesmaids so this is our starting off point.

Did I mention her colors are white, cream, gold silver and zebra? We're still tweaking the bouquets. More to follow over the next few months as we prepare for the nuptials. Stay tuned.

I'm spending the weekend in JAX. Getting a chance to get a closer look at our new place and spending some family time. We're hoping to go to St.Augustine and take the boys to the pirate museum. Should be lots of fun.

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